Police in Mathira have arrested a 45-year -old man in connection to the disappearance and murder of a 12 -year-old boy in Karatina.
Charles Muriuki was arrested after he was identified on CCTV footage from a local entertainment club.
In the footage, Muriuki is seen on a motorcycle leaving the area where the boy was alleged to have been kidnapped.
The Class Six pupil was on his way home from Kirigu Primary School when the incident occurred.
The mother reported him missing after hours went by and her son was nowhere to be seen.
According to Mathira East DCIO Jackson Muriuki, the boy’s body was later found dumped in Kagochi Forest.
Police have since moved the body to Karatina Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem.
Police suspect that he was killed as a result of an alleged love affair gone sour.
The couple has allegedly had a long history of domestic violence and the child is likely to have been a victim of their brawl.
Muriuki is currently detained at Karatina Police Station and awaiting arraignment.